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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
U.S. State and County QuickFacts
"QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, counties, and large cities. QuickFacts now includes data for cities and towns with more than 25,000 people."
Food Timeline: Food History and Historic Recipes
"The Food Timeline was created by Lynne Olver, reference librarian and IACP member, in response to students, parents and teachers who frequently asked for help locating food history and period recipes at the Morris County Library (Whippany, NJ). This site is an independent research project."
Explore Google Search
"Explore Google Search: Movies, weather, public data, earthquake information and more. Check out these 15 second search tips from Google to help you save time and get the most of your online experience."
National Library of Medicine
"The National Library of Medicine, on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and to a lesser degree in such areas as chemistry, physics, botany and zoology."
Mayo Clinic: Sympton Checker
Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.
Online home of the Biography Channel, with searchable multimedia biographies of famous or influential historical figures, virtual exhibits, episode and schedule information, and teaching materials for educators.
"Business news and financial news by Forbes.com. Core topics include business, technology, stock markets, personal finance, and lifestyle. Personal finance advice, tools, and investing tips provided by Forbes and affiliated publications."
Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.
Learn how to do just about anything, and find out what you'll need to do it. Includes how-tos and tutorials on auto repair, careers, computers, health, fitness, home, and garden.
eMedicine: Medical Reference
"The eMedicine point-of-care clinical reference features up-to-date, searchable, peer-reviewed medical articles organized in specialty-focused textbooks, and is continuously updated with practice-changing evidence culled daily from the medical literature."
"At Yahoo! Finance, you get free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life."
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
"Who's Alive and Who's Dead: a reference site to help you find out which famous people are alive and which are dead."
XE: Universal Currency Converter
"Free currency converter lets you calculate currency and foreign exchange rates. Convert currencies, special units and precious metals with this currency calculator."
"Zillow provides free real estate information. Search homes for sale, home prices, home values, recently sold homes, mortgage rates, and more."
BizRate: Compare Online Shopping
"Online shopping made easy with BizRate. Comparison shop for the lowest prices, check store ratings, and read product reviews before you buy."
"Google Finance offers a broad range of information about stocks, mutual funds, public and private companies. In addition, Google Finance offers interactive charts, news and fundamental data."
HubbleSite: Image Gallery
"At the official online home of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope exists a gallery of the best pictures that the Hubble has taken. Capture the extraordinary. Explore the universe through Hubble's eye, and witness the most dangerous, spectacular and mysterious depths of the cosmos."
BBC: Religion & Ethics - Guides to World Religions
"Guides from BBC to world religions and beliefs. Includes Atheism, Christianity, Islam, Paganism, Jainism, Zoroastrian and many more."
"Infoplease.com, a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. Infoplease.com contains facts on all subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, education, world news, and united states government and history."
Federal Citizen Informaton Center
"For more than 35 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get the information they need in four ways: by calling toll-free 1 (800) FED-INFO, through printed publications and online through various social media channels and FCIC's family of websites."
"Use MapQuest for driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps and satellite photos."
"National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music and travel."
LiveScience: Science, Technology, Health & Environmental News
"Groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, and the environment."
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception
"The Exploratorium: a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. Our site provides interactive online exhibits and exhibitions, activities, Webcasts, and more."
Discover Magazine: 20 Things You Didn't Know About
"Strange but true facts on a variety of science and technology topics. View the full list of free articles available online from this Discover Magazine department."
ScienceNow: The Latest Headlines from the Scientific World
"All the latest science news, including daily news from ScienceNOW, science policy news from ScienceInsider, and weekly news from Science magazine."
CIA: World Facbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
Centers for Disease Control: National Vital Statistics System
"The National Vital Statistics System is the oldest and most successful example of inter-governmental data sharing in Public Health and the shared relationships, standards, and procedures form the mechanism by which NCHS collects and disseminates the Nation's official vital statistics."
U.S. Census Bureau: The Statistical Abstract of the United States
"The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."
Popular Baby Names
For a list of the most popular names for a particular year of birth (any year after 1879), enter the year and the length of the popularity list. A Social Security Administration web site.
LIbrary of Congress: American Memory
"The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience. American Memory offers primary source materials that chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America."
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